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ERIC Number: ED512102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Achieving the Possible: What Americans Think about the College- and Career-Ready Agenda
Achieve, Inc.
For years, state and local policymakers and education leaders have embraced the goal of graduating students college and career ready, vaulting the agenda to become a national priority--as evidenced by the more recent dialogue on education reform, including Race to the Top, Common Core State Standards, and common assessments. But, while policy leaders at all levels embrace the goal of college and career readiness for all, what does the public think? To find out, Achieve commissioned a survey of registered voters to find out whether they support both the goal of graduating all students from high school ready for college and careers and the necessary policies to meet that goal. Key findings from the poll are: (1) There is widespread agreement that all students need additional education and training beyond high school; (2) Support for policies aimed at preparing high school students for college and careers is broad, deep and fully bipartisan with equally high numbers of Democratic, Republican and Independent voters supporting such reforms; (3) There is strong support for the specific policies that put common expectations in place for all students--including common standards, common assessments and graduation requirements; and (4) There is near universal agreement across partisan, ethnic/racial and geographic lines that some education and training beyond high school is necessary--and that stronger expectations in high school will go a long way towards preparing students for their next steps. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site: http://www.achieve.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.